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Homes for rent are aplenty in Clayton, North Carolina, and renters are sure to find everything they're looking for in this cozy town. The town is located just 16 miles southeast of Raleigh, the bustling state capital, although those in Clayton who aren't city slickers can definitely amuse themselves a little close to home as well.

Interesting Facts about Clayton

  • Clayton was created on a road that was first plotted out by Governor William Tryon around 1770. The town was originally called Stallings' Station, was built about 100 years later. The area has been known as Clayton since 1869.
  • Clayton has always been a highly productive area, with a rich history of cotton, tobacco, watermelons and other goods. In fact, the Raleigh Evening Times noted in 1907 that there was "more money per capita in Clayton than any city its size in the world," the official town website noted.

4 Resources for Clayton Renters

  • Renters should contact the Parks and Recreation Department if they're looking for new, exciting experiences. The department offers programs from sports to classes for locals to check out.
  • Residents looking for some culture might want to  take a look at the calendar of The Clayton Center. This auditorium and conference center is home to many recitals, plays and other performances.
  • The Clayton Public Works Department is a good resource if renters need to learn more about important issues such as sanitation, storm drainage, cemeteries, local water sources and other interests.
  • The Hocutt-EllingtonLibrary is a fantastic area to settle down with a good book, but it contains more than that. The downtown library offers visitors their choice of 90,000 tangible volumes, eBooks and audiobooks on CDs.